Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College
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What Are Students Doing?
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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought
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Meet Zophia!
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Important Questions You Have Not Asked Yet
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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student
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Online Learning from the Other Side
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Celebrating Halloween ft. Covid-19
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Online College Experience as an Engineering Major
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Unexpected Everyday Upsides of the Pandemic

Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College

  Okay, I’ll start off by saying that maybe as a French major I’m a little biased. But I wouldn’t be studying French here if I didn’t love it! Nearly three and a half years into my time in college, I just keep finding more reasons to be thankful for my major. Of course there[…]

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What Are Students Doing?

You may be wondering what students are doing with their time now that college life has changed dramatically. What do we do when we can’t go to our friend’s dance performance or go to parties? Here are some examples of activities U of R students are keeping busy, active, and social while staying safe. Apple[…]

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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought

If there was one thing I was not prepared for prior to coming to college, it was the amount of diverse people I would meet. I come from Omaha, Nebraska. In-comparison to high school, I found the University of Rochester to be extremely diverse along racial and ethnic lines. Yet, from my experience, the student[…]

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Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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Important Questions You Have Not Asked Yet

Given the current state of affairs, almost everything is online now. For high school juniors and seniors, this means that virtual sessions will be the main source of interaction between universities and students. Here are some questions that you may have not asked already but should:     1 – Are you allowed to graduate[…]

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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student

After leaving Rochester last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was already eagerly awaiting my return to campus in the fall. However, with all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, I ultimately chose to study remotely this semester. Although I miss seeing my classmates in person, I’m thankful to say my college experience has remained[…]

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Online Learning from the Other Side

At this point, most college students have had their fair share of online learning. The University of Rochester went fully online in March and currently has a combination of online and in-person classes. However, several students, myself included, have elected to take the fall semester completely online. We’re pretty familiar with the challenges that come[…]

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Celebrating Halloween ft. Covid-19

I have always loved Halloween – loved, loved, LOVED it. I love candy, I love making Halloween cookies and other snacks, I love carving pumpkins, and I love dressing up. This year is obviously different, and as Halloween fast approaches, college students everywhere are trying to figure out how to still get into the sinister[…]

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Online College Experience as an Engineering Major

One of the things that high school seniors look forward to the most is the college experience. The thrill of leaving away from home for the first time, long term, and dorming with friends, classmates, and strangers. The freedom of making your own academic and personal schedule or deciding what and when you eat or[…]

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Unexpected Everyday Upsides of the Pandemic

With everything that has changed since March, it’s easy to focus on how upset our day-to-day lives are due to COVID-19 measures. However, I have noticed several silver linings to these changes. Masks There are some unexpected upsides to not showing the bottom half of your face. Something stuck in your teeth? Who cares, nobody[…]

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